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BPD seeking suspect in juvenile rape case

The Bogalusa Police Department Detective Division recently began an investigation into allegations of the rape of a juvenile, as well as narcotics trafficking to juveniles, according to BPD officials.

The results of the investigation led to arrest warrants being issued for the suspect, Kenyatta Gemel Scott Sr., 43, of Bogalusa. The arrest warrants issued for Scott are for second-degree forcible rape and oral sexual battery.

On Friday, March 26, detectives also obtained a search warrant for Scott’s residence on Avenue I in Bogalusa, according to BPD officials. Officers executed the search warrant at the residence and Scott was not there. However, during a search of the residence, detectives uncovered evidence of narcotics trafficking, officials said. Located in Scott’s bedroom, detectives reportedly located 58 grams of methamphetamine, 929 grams of marijuana, 529 tablets of ecstasy, prescription legend drugs, and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

During a search of vehicles at the residence, detectives also reportedly located 27 grams of marijuana and 37 Schedule IV prescription pills.

BPD officials said the narcotics were located in a vehicle belonging to Kia Jefferson, who was on scene. She admitted to possession of the drugs found in her car, and was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule IV narcotics. Officials said there is no evidence to suggest that she was in any way involved with the narcotics found in the residence.

In addition to the forcible rape and oral sexual battery charges, arrest warrants are being sought for Scott for a number of felony narcotics charges.

Scott is currently at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Bogalusa Police Department Detective Division at 985-732-6238, or after hours at 985-732-3611. Callers may remain anonymous.